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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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+52 473 732 1112
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory...

This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory against the Spanish in the War of Independence.

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Cuna de la independencia

Learn about the heroes of the Mexican Revolution and the story of El Pipila where much of it took place. Excellent displays and definitely worth at least an hour if not much more.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philip G
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about the heroes of the Mexican Revolution and the story of El Pipila where much of it took place. Excellent displays and definitely worth at least an hour if not much more.

Thank Philip G
Dyffryn Ardudwy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this well planned and varied museum. The building has had many uses and its large and open space suits the museum well. There is enough to keep all ages occupied. A collection of Reuters photographs of the Spanish Civil War was an added bonus.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no senior discount unless you have a resident card & they add a fee for a camera...totally worth a few USD! As suggested in another post, I asked for the English cards to read and we embarked on a timeline history of Mexico including the indigenous peoples. The displays were exceptional but I saw some students who looked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ticket lady offered us laminated sheets with an English translation for each room. Though we can read some Spanish, this was incredibly helpful. I thought the first 4-5 rooms were the best, others were mainly photographs of people I had no interest in. Do check out all staircases as the murals are incredible.

Thank BudaBaB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We paid our 52 pesos each, dropped off our backpack (mochilo) and were given a number of laminated pages with exhibit descriptions in english, complete with photo of key exhibits. We walked through and were impressed by the exhibits, especially the entire room of pre-hispanic stamps and rollers used for painting decorations. The exhibit on pre-hispanic clay/ceramic works was very... More 

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This historic building originally built for grain storage, looms high up in the city. It is just up the hill from the market place. By touring this building and its exhibits, I was finally able to put the bits of Mexican history I knew into place. There is an English guide you can ask for where you buy your tickets.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This place is now a museum but before it was a war building where lots of fights happend you have to take a tour guide so he can explain because if you don't understand then what's the ponig of going

Thank AriPadilla
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great review of Mexican history. Excellent timelines and plenty of opportunity to learn a lot about Mexico. Bring your dictionary as VERY LITTLE is written in English. Enjoyed it very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the Alhondiga. It's a very attractive building, originally built as a grain store but after played an important role in the early stages of the Mexican War of Independence. There are beautiful murals in the staircases and several display rooms. The history ranges from pre-hispanic pieces to parts about the conquest and on to the Mexican War of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Alhondiga has important details of the Mexican Revolution. However, if you don't have a lot of background about the Mexican Revolution, this museum doesn't provide a lot of context or information.

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